Magneto-elastic waves in crystals of magnetic molecules

Physical review. B, Condensed matter (Impact Factor: 3.77). 05/2007; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.76.094419
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT We study magneto-elastic effects in crystals of magnetic molecules. Coupled equations of motion for spins and sound are derived and the possibility of strong resonant magneto-acoustic coupling is demonstrated. Dispersion laws for interacting linear sound and spin excitations are obtained for bulk and surface acoustic waves. We show that ultrasound can generate inverse population of spin levels. Alternatively, the decay of the inverse population of spin levels can generate ultrasound. Possibility of solitary waves of the magnetization accompanied by the elastic twists is demonstrated. Comment: 8 PR pages, 3 figures

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